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Holidays to Cancun, Mexico

The cosmopolitan area of Cancún is Mexico’s first purpose-built tourist resort. With its crystal-clear waters, balmy tropical weather and pristine sand, this destination is an obvious choice for booking a blissful beach escape.

Considered by locals to be the gateway to the Mayan world, holidays to Cancún provide a seamless balance between modern and ancient cultures. The city presents a variety of immersive attractions for visitors, while still respecting its roots as a humble fishing village. Traditional, local eateries and businesses continue to operate between the countless hotels and complexes, catering to tourists who travel from far and wide to explore this holiday hotspot.

Being a favourite amongst American students on ‘spring break’, Cancún is famous for its party scene, drawing in thousands of travellers between March and April each year. However, if you’re looking for a fun family retreat, a thrilling adventure or even the ideal honeymoon spot, don’t worry; Cancún has something for everyone.

So, if a Cancún holiday sounds appealing to you, find and compare an array of cheap deals to Mexico and explore the highlights for yourself.

LANGUAGE Spanish
CURRENCY Mexican Peso, American Dollar
TIME DIFFERENCE GMT -6
FLIGHT TIME London: 11.5 hrs
COST OF A BEER 27.50 MXN
3 COURSE MEAL 250 MXN
  • Captivating cenotes

    Dive and snorkel in Cancún’s magical natural sinkholes, also known as cenotes, which offer a totally unique way to spend your time. Investigate the underground waterways here and swim alongside spectacular sea life, while looking in awe at the secluded and naturally-formed caves, where you can explore, discover and make everlasting memories.

  • Eateries for all tastes

    No matter what type of cuisine tantalises your taste buds, Cancún’s many restaurants promise to exceed all your expectations. Foodies should head to The Surfin Burrito to enjoy delicious dishes in a beach hut or take a seat at Cambalache for fresh steaks and tasty meats in a rustic setting. Simply eat your way around Cancún; your palate will be catered for wherever you go.

  • Thriving nightlife

    The nightlife in Cancún will excite and astound you; as well as the iconic spring break season, there is an array of bars and clubs to party at into the early hours. Coco Bongo is out of this world, combining a show with a disco, as well as flying acrobats and tribute acts. So, make sure you pack plenty of evening outfits to slip into…

Activities

During your getaway to Cancún, you can add a host of activities to your to-do list; from cave swimming to zip lining, as well as seeing the impressive landscapes from a different viewpoint on a Playa del Carmen jungle tour in Tulum. Both locals and visitors love the Mexican cooking adventures on offer here, too, including local cooking classes. So, there is plenty for every type of traveller to enjoy.

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Boat Trips

Booking onto a boat trip is a fun and relaxing activity to try when holidaying in Cancún, especially for water babies… Thankfully, there is a whole range of these tours available here, with the likes of sunset and dinner cruises to embark on.

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Cave Swimming

Cave swimming is an awe-inspiring activity to try when holidaying in Cancún, which lets you discover some of the most beautiful parts of Mexico, hidden beneath the surface. There are many tours available to take you through these wondrous, natural water systems.

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Beaches

Cancún is famed for its soft, powdery beaches and tranquil turquoise waves, which wash onto the fine white sands of the shore. Visit the largest public beach here, Playa Delfines, and unwind under sun-soaked skies as you laze on the sand, overlooking the glistening aqua ocean. Or, head to the peaceful Puerto Morelos and sunbathe on the seafront to see the boats sail by.

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Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay is about an hour and a half drive from bustling Cancún, so you can explore this gorgeous part of Mexico and see even more of the breathtaking coastline here. This breathtaking bay is certainly something to write home about…

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Playa Chac Mool

Playa Chac Mool is a wide, expansive beach, with plenty of room to spread out for a day in the sun. As a public beach, there is no entrance fee like many others in Cancún. So, you don’t have to belong to one of the on-site resorts to come and relax on the sands…

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Food and Drink

Cancún’s range of restaurants and bars is so wonderfully varied that you will be spoilt for choice on what cuisine to opt for. The food served here is one of many reasons why this location is so special. Foodies will love the beach hut burritos, tangy tacos, flavoursome fajitas and freshly-caught seafood, as well as the abundance of tequila bars to call in at.

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Calypso’s

Calypso’s transports visitors away from typical chain restaurants to a gorgeous, no-frills eatery, serving simple and honest food. Here, you are greeted with authentic Mexican flavours and welcoming hospitality as soon as you sit down to order.

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Cambalache

Cambalache is a sophisticated and welcoming steakhouse serving excellent Argentinian cuisine for you to try on your holiday to Cancún. Choose from prime cuts of high-quality beef, including the top sirloin centre cut or the tenderloin steak, cooked on a charcoal grill.

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Sights

Cancún’s sightseeing adventures are amazing. From discovering the incredible Chichén Itzá Mayan ruins – perfect for history buffs, to exploring the natural and blissful cenotes, there is no shortage of breathtaking beauty here. The little ones will also love visiting the Interactive Aquarium. So, pack your itinerary full of sightseeing opportunities by uncovering archaeological finds and savouring the diverse landscapes of this dreamy destination.

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Cenotes

Cenotes are incredible natural features found all over the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, which make for an unforgettable day spent swimming and exploring nature. These mesmerising places were once considered sacred wells by the Mayans…

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Chichén Itzá

Chichén Itzá was an ancient Mayan city and now stands as an archaeological site – a complex of impressive ruins, including some of the iconic temples that we know and love in Mexico.

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Top Resorts in Mexico

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is a trendy resort with a European vibe, where tourists and expats gather to see and be seen. It’s quieter and smaller than neighbouring resort Cancun, which adds to its air of exclusivity.

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Location of Cancun

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